The cast of the brand new Housewives franchise has been revealed — and the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City trailer has already sparked lots of fan chatter.
Andy Cohen has promised that viewers will be “intrigued and titillated” by Bravo’s newest cast of high-drama characters.
Scroll down to get to know the cast!
Jen converted to Islam from Mormonism after learning about the “historical mistreatment of black people in the Mormon religion,” according the show’s promo. She and her husband, Sharrieff, share two children.
“Jen is the queen of her house and her businesses as the CEO of three marketing companies. Always decked out in designer brands, Jen loves to host parties and spares no expense — it’s important to her that everyone knows she is the best host in Utah,” her bio states. “With an extravagant personality and sharp tongue, she can go from 0 to 100 very quickly but usually comes back with apologies and love. But it’s not always fun and games for Jen with this group of women when she quickly finds herself at the center of the drama.”
Lisa attended Mormon Church owned university, Brigham Young University, with her co-star, Heather Gay. She grew up in New York, later relocating to Salt Lake City.
“As the owner of a marketing company and various tequila brands, she considers herself ‘Mormon 2.0′ as she is not one to adhere to all of the traditional and strict Mormon rules,” her bio says. “Married to her husband, John, with two children, she seemingly has it all, but struggles with her quest for perfection when her unrealistic standards start impacting her friendships.”
Heather’s story is one of self-discovery, after her marriage of eleven years ended. She is a divorced mother of three, and owns a med-spa business called Beauty Lab and Laser.
“A devout Mormon from birth, Heather Gay was married to Mormon royalty for 11 years but has distanced herself from the church after her divorce,” Bravo’s press release reads. “A self-proclaimed ‘good Mormon gone bad,’ she now considers herself ‘Mormon-ish’ as she plays by her own rules.”
Mary is a “Pentecostal First Lady,” and her background has already caused a stir among fans. Her interwoven family relationships will take center stage.
“The caveat in her taking over the family business was that she marry her late grandmother’s second husband, Robert Cosby Sr.,” her bio states. “They have since been married for 20 years and have one teenage son together. Small but mighty and always dressed to the nines, her unconventional past has made her guarded and she quickly finds herself on shaky ground with some of the ladies.”
Mary Cosby has already gone viral for marrying her step-grandfather to inherit the family’s fortune. Mary Cosby is the the only African-American woman on the cast and First Lady of her family’s church — she also owns a chain of churches, resturants and many more businesses.
Meredith, who is close to co-stars, Jen and Lisa, is a jewelry designer, and has been married for over 25 years.
“Married for over 25 years, Meredith and her husband, Seth, have hit a rough patch and with their kids in college, she is faced with being an empty nester for the first time in her life,” Bravo explains. “Meredith appears to have it all but when rumors begin to swirl, she must decide if she wants to turn to her girlfriends for support or suffer in silence.”
Whitney exited the Mormon Church after having an affair with her former boss and current husband, Justin.
“Within weeks, they both left their spouses to be with each other and got married when Whitney found out she was pregnant,” her description reads. “Married for 10 years, they have two children – Bobbi and Brooks — and she owns a skincare line called Iris and Beau. Now, she is faced with parenting her father who is dealing with his own struggles and depends on her for everything. And just when it seems like society is finally beginning to accept her 10-year marriage, scandalous rumors about her progressive relationship start to swirl.”
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City premieres on Wednesday, November 11, at 10 pm, on Bravo.